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Re: [Rabbits] Fluxx Concepts/Expansion

  • From"Melissa Parish" <beautifulfool@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 28 Jan 2008 14:19:35 -0600
For some reason, this is reminding me of Munchkin.  It's great as a basic game, but they've gone extra far in their expansions/different versions.

* regular Munchkin
* Star Munchkin (space)
* Munchkin Fu (ninja/samurai/etc)
* Munchkin Bites (vampires/horror)
* Super Munchkin (superheros)
* Munchkin Impossible (spy/James Bond/etc)
* Munchkin Cthulhu
* The Good, The Bad, and The Munchkin (western)
* Munchkin Booty (pirate)

It's still the same game, just with a different theme.  After some point, it just gets ridiculous.

~ Melissa

On Jan 28, 2008 2:11 PM, David Artman <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
OK, the other webcomic thread has me wanting to poll:
If you ran Looney Labs, which would be your next Fluxx concept or
expansion, and why?

Spy Fluxx - Riffing off of James Bond, Spy versus Spy, Get Smart and
others, Spy Fluxx adds several new cards for things like looking at
another person's hand or stealing Keepers, "double agent" Keepers which
work for multiple players (ex: "If this Keeper is in play, both you and
the player to your right are considered to have it for purposes of
fulfilling a Goal"), new Keepers called "Gadgets" (each of which
typically targets a subset of Keepers, either Discarding them or Taking
them; or maybe also doing funky stuff with the Discard pile), and new,
edgy artwork (be a nice change of pace from the simplicity of Fluxx and
the whimsy of Zombie Fluxx).

Space Fluxx - Nothing fictional here: an accurate, educational variant
of Fluxx that is inspired by the current state of space exploration:
manned missions, robotic surveys, funding battles, personnel selection
and training, private industry relations, major supporters and
influential managers, etc. I bet a few phone calls to NASA and ESA would
lead to immediate access to their picture archives and maybe even rights
to use mission and vehicle names (if those aren't already public domain,
being--you know--paid for by taxes!). Beautiful four-color photos on
Goals and Keepers (and special Actions or Rules); an obvious educational
hook; a positive presentation of the future (though it'd be easy to make
jaded or left-hand jokes about the current state of affairs!); possibly
even the official logo of NASA: this product could really have legs.


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